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New Evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls Shines a Light on the Lives of the First Christians


Posted 09/23/2014
Posted by David Isgur


One of the world’s leading experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Adolfo Roitman, the Lizbeth and George Krupp Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, will be speaking about the newest discoveries that have emerged from the translations of the Dead Sea Scrolls that shine a light on the first Christians. His talk, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies.

Roitman, a dynamic and articulate spokesperson for some of the most fascinating parts of ancient Jewish history, will be speaking on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in Mali Auditorium II, in Dana Hall, at the University of Hartford. Seating is limited, so contact the Greenberg Center at 860.768.5018 or mgcjs@hartford.edu to reserve your seat.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 in caves in the Judean Desert and the translations of the nearly 900 manuscripts have only recently been completed. Hailed as “the greatest archaeological discovery of the century” the Scrolls are the oldest manuscripts of the Bible and contained many new texts that were unknown until they were recovered from the caves.